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Node.js cast-web-api keeps stopping on android device


(Maurice) #1

I’ve successfully installed node.js and then cast-web-api as a smartapp so that I can get audio announcements cast to my google home speakers when my doors open. The problem I’m having is that it works for a while then suddenly stops working. When I check the node.js running on my tablet, the service has stopped and I need to restart it manually. After which I also need to recreate the automations again before they work properly.

Anybody had this issue, or know how to resolve it ?


(Khaled Qari) #2

could you please help me how to did you install it on your phone. im struggling


(Maurice) #3

I believe I followed this tutorial.

cast-web

cast-web

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It was kinda glitchy, and required regular restarts of the service.

In the end I started using Macrodroid to play a custom sound based on a custom notification ( ie front door open)

This has worked far better than I could have imagined. I suppose you could do the same thing in Tasker.

Hope this helps.


#4

Use the forever service


(Khaled Qari) #5

thanks much. I’ll work on it today